Digitizing sponsorMotion Picture Association of America
DEPICTS IMPORTANCE OF SCREEN WRITER TO SUCCESS OF MOTION PICTURE.
Zero = first title
Includes many clips from feature films that must be cleared separately.
00:36 Actors on set with cameramen and soundmen operating equipment. Camera on boom
00:47 CU heavily edited script
00:59 Writer at typewriter; gets up and paces about room; looks out window; sits down to type; CU script being typed
02:15 Montage theater marquees with various titles of films playing
02:30 Man writing at desk answers telephone
02:40 Montage of books, manuscripts and magazines
03:00 Man examines very tall stacks of books on desk
03:24 Woman writer
03:34 Executive talks on intercom
03:50 Thoughtful man reads book in armchair
04:13 People on interior movie set, cameras, etc.
04:30 Script consultation
04:44 Woman with briefcase gets into car
04:44 Men meet on street and shake hands
05:04 Men examine stage set on desk
07:30 Man with feet on desk
September 17, 2013 Subject:
The Play's the thing!
Great little film that showcases an important, but somewhat unheralded part of the motion picture process, the screenwriter. Far from the cramped quarters we see them in usually, we see some in huge offices smoking on pipes while looking whistfully in the distance before going back to their typewriters. This also contains great clips of different films such as Treasure of The Sierra Madre, Lost Weekend, Red Shoes (in black and white!) and many others. Well worth watching.. Reccomended!